Versatile And Authentic Thai Seasoning
Ham Towne Spicery Thai Curry Blend, can be used as the spice base for many different Thai Curry Dishes. There are many recipes from many regions of Thailand that are not only delicious but varied in many ways depending upon region. The herbs blend in our Thai Curry Blend can also be used in many meat and fish dishes giving a unique Asian twist in flavor.
A staple dish of Thailand and in many Thai homes, Curry styled meals are eaten on a daily basis. Using ingredients commonly found growing around the home, Curry is an economical and healthy part of the Thai diet. High in vitamins and rich in protein, it is easily digested when eaten with rice as part of a Thai meal.
Curry is called gaeng phet in Thai. In Thai gaeng means liquid and refers to both soups and curries and phet means hot in the incendiary sense. When searching for a Thai curry recipe, note that often times the water-based curries are categorized with soups, because not all gaeng are spicy curries. Gaeng also encompasses mild flavored soups called gaeng joot i.e. clear Thai soups.
The various gaeng phet dishes are based on blends of fresh and dried herbs
Curry is one of the most important dishes of Thai cuisine. The other dishes for a meal are often planned around what type of curry is going to be prepared. In fact the familiar greeting in the Southern countryside is Gin gang ry wahnee? - what kind of curry are you eating today?
The decision as to which type of curry to prepare hinges upon the available ingredients.Coconut curries are especially popular because of the proliferation of coconut palm trees. But the South is also famous for Gaeng Tai Pla (Spicy Fish Stomach Curry) and Gaeng Leung (Yellow Sour Curry with Fish and is referred to as Gaeng Sohm Plah in the South), both of which are water-based curries.